ERIC Number: ED223014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Puppetry: Opportunities for Success.
The booklet describes ways in which puppetry can promote growth in special and regular education students. Current usage is traced in four categories: puppetry as a demonstrative teaching tool, as an approach to help develop language and communication skills, as a therapeutic tool, and as a form of theater and school arts. Guidelines are presented for involving students in a puppet making experience, and the teacher is instructed to first identify objectives, choose a puppet type, construct puppet examples, and finally devise the total plan (which encompasses factors of motivation, materials, and creative puppet play.) Paper plate, stick, spoon and sock puppets are among the 17 types briefly described. Two additional sections analyze common materials and tools used in puppetry. Final remarks focus on the potential of puppetry for promoting students' personal growth and development. (CL)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Expression, Disabilities, Material Development, Puppetry, Teaching Methods
Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania, 236 Union Deposit Mall, Harrisburg, PA 17111 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster, PA.
Note: A part of the Arts in Special Education Project of Pennsylvania program.